Bangalore, 11th April, 2018: The All Indian Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP)today unveiled its manifesto in an event at The Leela Palace. It also brought out the first list of spokespeople from party for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections scheduled to be held on May 12.
Dr. Nowhera Shaik, President, All India Mahila Empowerment Party said, “We are contesting on a platform of social justice and equality for all. The welfare of the downtrodden and oppressed groups is our main aim. We are especially concerned about the welfare of the voiceless women who face the maximum discrimination and economic suffering.”
Introducing the spokespeople, Dr. Shaik said, “Our members are those who are concerned with the conditions of women in the country. They understand the need to be voice of the women who have been denied a voice by the society while working to uplift the economic conditions of women.”
Mr Khan, Vice-President, All India Mahila Empowerment Party mentioned, “We are glad to be associated with MEP since this is the first party in India which is focussing on women and aims to help them in every possible way. We aim to reserve 50% of the seats in local bodies for women, build separate hospitals for women in each district and provide interest free loans for enthusiastic women entrepreneurs.”
Mr Kutubuddin Kazi, Spokesperson, AIMEP said, “Education and employment is our key focus. We have plans to provide free education from LKG to PG to all BPL families, free training and coaching for poor students appearing in competitive exams and create ten lakh jobs every year so that society gets economically uplifted.”
The All India Mahila Empowerment Party(AIMEP) will contest all 224 seats in Karnataka Assembly polls. The party aims to make a pro-women government and work towards women empowerment.
The Mahila Empowerment Party had its origins in 2012 when Dr Shaik felt the need for a political party as a vehicle for helping women meet their potential by extending the constitutional rights due to them.
About Dr Nowhera Shaik
Dr Shaik has been running her own business for over 20 years and has been educating girls as a means to empower them. She is the President of a reputed Muslim women’s organisation, At-Tawheed International Dawah Centre for Women, which supports thousands of poor women through her charitable activities like sponsoring education, arranging marriages, health camps, etc. The organisation today has chapters across cities in India and the Middle East.
Key highlights of the manifesto:
|Women and child welfare||· 50% of the seats in local bodies reserved for women
· Separate hospital for women in each district
· Interest free loans for enthusiastic women entrepreneurs
|Agriculture||· All loans would be waived off along with interest
· Agriculture training centres in all districts
· Interest free loans for agriculture and cottage industry
|Education||· Free education from LKG to PG to all BPL families
· Free training and coaching for poor students appearing in competitive exams
|Employment||· Ten lakh jobs to be created every year
· Vacant posts in Government offices to be filled up every year
|Health||· Financial support up to 6 months for women post delivery
· Free medical treatment for BPL families at super speciality hospitals
· Action against private hospitals charging exorbitant treatment fees
|Transport||· Free travel facility for senior citizen and BPL card holders in urban transport
· Free bus pass facility for girls studying in schools and colleges
|Law||· Mobile courts to be enhanced
· Strict implementation of Prohibition of Alcohol Act
|Good Governance||· CCTV in all Government offices to ensure transparency and honesty
· Third party inspection to ensure quality in Government works